PeriMenoPost talks to Breeda Bermingham, Founder of Midlife Women Rock Project, a Midlife Women's Health Advocate and Researcher.
Breeda is a mum of four children and lives in Ireland. A previous nurse and midwife, Breeda later qualified as a public health nurse.
Following the birth of her fourth child and deciding to work part time. She enrolled into full time education and studied a degree in psychology. Her thesis involved researching midlife and menopause.
During her research her findings became clear that the cultural beliefs of female ageing has to change and she believes in a positive approach to menopause and is on a mission to change this mindset. Her three top issues to highlight are fear, shame and denial, she believes these are all the top main feelings women feel during this stage of their life and wants to change this. She also feels that the next stage of menopause should be talked about, for women to come forward to discuss their journey of post menopause and relay any fears to younger women.
Breeda is currently finishing her masters on menopause and she holds regular MidlifeWomen Rock cafe's each month for the women in her surrounding area of Waterford. Held at the Waterford Health park, Waterford city for support and conversation surrounding menopause. She would like MidLifeWomen Rock to be available for all women of Ireland and to have access too.
Midlife Women Rock project is a continuation of a 60 day facebook posting to change the narrative for midlife and menopause. Her research found that women collaborating together becomes a powerful force and can achieve great change!
A must to break down the menopause taboo!!!
Breeda is very passionate and genuinely wants to help women at this time during the stages of menopause, listen in to our conversation and enjoy. If you would like to reach out to Breeda you can reach her at her website or on social media.
@midlifewomenrockproject - facebook
Breeda Bermingham - Linkedin
PeriMenoPost is talking the lovely Bea Marshall, a parenting expert. Bea is both the Founder of Yes Parenting and an Energy Therapist. She is also a proudly Autistic Advocate for Neurodivergent individuals and families.
A proud vegan, she has a genuine passion to connect with people and to connect to a higher energy for those around her. Bea is fa character that is full of life with such a vibrant and kind personality, she is a very positive person and has a real passion to help other women.
Bea talks openly about her own real life journey with perimenopause and how her diagnosis of autism has affected in midlife and reflects upon her journey. One brave mama she also explains how she manages to cope with her symptoms and life as a busy mum of two.
Bea supports parents around the world to pursue respectful, compassionate and kind ways of raising their children, in alignment with current neuroscience and developmental understanding. Everything she does seeks to help others find a Yes to joy, peace and connection whether in parenting, relationships, their work environment or life in general, so they can thrive.
She frequently contributes to the British Media as a Parenting Expert, has delivered a TEDx talk and regularly features in publications as an Expert Contributor.
f you are interested to find out more about Bea's YES parenting courses you can reach Bea at the following;
Bea offers parenting expert advice and offers a YES parenting digital pack that you can order
You Tube @Bea Marshall subscribe today!
PeriMenoPost talks to Samantha Phillips, founder and blogger of The Mamapause blog.
We discuss how the importance of social media has helped to create more awareness for all stages of menopause and a support network for women to be able to have access too. Samantha discusses her journey and how she created her fantastic blog The Mamapause.
Sam aka themamapause, is a 51 year old mum, grandma and daughter, navigating life as a single middle aged Gen X'er juggling a full time job and family life. Whilst managing the symptoms of perimenopause. Prompted by the frustration of not being understood by those closest to her and the medical profession (who just wanted to prescribe antidepressants), Sam started writing a blog which she felt completely stopped her from going insane by journalling her thoughts, feelings and experiences of the menopause years. When Sam is not working, instagramming, babysitting or cleaning, she loves to bake and decorate cakes for her family and friends.
You can follow themamapause on Instagram @themamapause and website themamapause.com A keen tweeter too you can find Sam @themamapause
You can find out how our joy of big girls pants began too.
Give the themamapause pod a listen and a follow, her blogs are a great read a real honest and refreshing view point of life during the stages of perimenopause and menopause.
PeriMenoPost talks to Sarah Kern a real-life meno warrior AKA @pink_lady51 Twitter & Instagram. A Meno mate and supporter of PeriMenoPost.
Sarah talks today about her own personal journey with hormones, menopause and hysterectomy. A refreshingly honest and helpful discussion with Sarah to help raise awareness for other women to know and learn more about the stages of menopause and hysterectomy.
Not only a talented baker of cakes, check out her baking I think GBBO is calling her name! @bun_and_grind They look delicious!!1
Sarah is also a Barista, serving her own blend of coffee you can join Sarah at her Women's coffee collective @brewherher
When Sarah is not baking, blending coffee or helping other women with menopause advice you can find Sarah @thegoodlifeheatons A waste-free market place for all your sustainable home products.
Enjoy and listen to our conversation to help you to understand more about menopause and the journey of hysterectomy.
I look forward to working with Sarah again, enjoy menos.
PeriMenoPost talks to Editor and Founder of Goldie magazine, Rebecca Smith. Rebecca runs the magazine with Weef Smith, Art Director and Rhoda the Goldie team.
A digital online fun, fashionable and vibrant magazine that brings all ages together.
A fellow Menowarrior that always brings a breath of fresh air, positivity and much fun!!
We discuss menopause, magazines, life at the start of lockdown with some fabulously simple solutions.
Rebecca and Weef, have created a magazine that includes a variety of content from happiness, ageism, sustainable fashion, body positivity, positively ageless fashion. A following for people of all ages and showing a side to midlife that is still fun, trendy and current. A Face magazine for the over 50's, relevant, colourful and interesting!
Rebecca breaks the barriers with her positive thinking and creativity!
Always evolving and keeping up to date with trends and current debates, sustainable fashion, ageism, life for over 55's, silver spenders fashion, art, culture, photography and fun events!
Her love of dressing up , her love of baking and fun is infectious and it is a pleasure to have made this pod with Rebecca today.
Check out the Goldie magazine schedule on social media - Instagram;
Always #WearingWellbeing join in the fun and join us in our conversation. We have always been discussing how we are going to collaborate together, watch this space....
@RebeccaWeefSmith - FB
Pod was recorded 18th March 2020 - just prior to UK Lockdown.
PeriMenoPost Podcast talks to Naomi Murray Co-Founder of Botanica Health a natural health clinic and boutique health store in Royal Tunbridge Wells. Naomi runs the business alongside her Husband Alan Murray and her sister Sophie Lamb who practices herbal medicene within the boutique store.
Botanica Health is a great go to for all your health issues, Naomi and her team will go above and beyond to help you to be more healthier and they are always up to date with current information. You can order online via the website link which is listed below.
A supportive team of health practitioners to help with your health concerns.
Naomi and her sister Sophie Lamb together have over 30 years of experience with botanical medicine, a wealth of nutrition expertise and both support positive emotional wellbeing. Their Father was a renowned Herbalist in Scotland and they have continued to follow in his footsteps.
Alan Murray is a sports massage therapist offering health support.
Featured in Healthy Living magazine, Hello magazine, Country File, Runners Radar. Both sisters held a TED Talk in Tunbridge Wells promoting good health, nutrition and lifestyle.
Please read Botanica Health Blogs, they are an invaluable a great read with interesting and informative information to help you lead a healthier lifestyle.
You can find Naomi, Sophie and all the team at Botanica Health;
This Episode was recorded prior to CoronaVirus Lockdown
If you are seeking serious medical expert advice please seek help from your GP.
PeriMenoPost Podcast talks with Nicki Phillips Founder of Niix.Fit.
After a career in marketing, Nicki retrained as a fitness instructor following an injury.
Pilates was instrumental with her recovery and rehabilitation, Nicki then trained as a Pilates Instructor and now teaches from her own pilates studio in East Sussex and is the founder of Niixfit the app.
I am a neighbour and I am very lucky indeed to have such an inspiring and lovely neighbour and friend indeed who can help with my fitness too!
Using a mix of cardio and pilates for women for more than 12 years, Nicki is passionate about helping busy women and mums to incorporate into their daily schedules a workout to keep fit and live a healthy lifestyle.
Nicki offers workouts online workouts via her website and app, her classes are available on you tube and social media. Classes offered are:
FORTNIGHTLY FAT BURNER
TONE UP 2020
LOW BACK PAIN
Workouts vary between 10 -30 mins, give it a try. Nicki is great at technique and her love for fitness and health is infectious.
Find out why exercise, nutrition and lifestyle are so important before the arrival of perimenopause and menopause.
You can find Nikki ;
You can download the app niix.fit and use from your phone.
Instagram - @niixfit
Facebook - @niixfit
you tube - niix
Check out Nicki's website for your chance to get involved with a crowdfunding chance.
Wishing you every success and good luck with Niix.fit and the the Shed - studio.
Nicky has kindly offered a promotion for PeriMenoPost followers a discount code and a chance to win a prize for a years free subscription to niix.fit app!
DISCOUNT CODE TO USE niix45b for 45% off subscription.
TO ENTER COMPETITION Follow @niix.fit and @perimenopost on Instagram for your chance to win!
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* This podcast was recorded prior to coronavirus pandemic. Please exercise at home and be safe.
In this podcast, I’m joined by Petra Coveney, Founder of Menopause Yoga - the UK’s first specialist style of yoga to support women going through the menopause.
Petra, who is a member of the British Menopause Society (BMS) for health practitioners and a senior yoga teacher and trainer, developed Menopause Yoga to meet the physical and emotional needs of women going through menopause. Last year, due to demand from women and yoga teachers, she launched the world’s first Menopause Yoga Teacher Training course at Newson Health, which is accredited by the UK’s main governing bodies the British Wheel of Yoga and Yoga Alliance Professionals. Her aim is to train a yoga teacher in every town so that women across the country can practice locally where they live.
In this podcast, I talk to Petra about:
Petra’s own menopause journey,
What inspired her to develop Menopause Yoga,
Combining western medical science with eastern Indian Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine,
The Chinese concept of post menopause as a woman’s ‘Second Spring.’
How yoga, breathwork and meditation can support women to transition positively through menopause,
How to reduce stress levels, master your hot flushes and change your perception of menopause.
Why it is important to Educate women about the menopause, to feel Empowered and Embrace post menopause.
We also chat about sex and relationships during and after menopause!
Petra Coveney’s Four Take Home Tips include:
Stressful thoughts exacerbate all menopause symptoms. Learn simple breathing exercises to calm your mind and tap into your parasympathetic nervous system that helps you to Rest & Digest.
Writing a daily Journal will help you to release negative, stressful thoughts and recognise which foods, drinks, activities, thoughts, etc trigger your menopause symptoms. Every woman is unique. Gaining insights into your triggers will aide your self-growth.
Nourish & Nurture yourself. Eat well, Sleep well. Pamper yourself.
Give yourself permission to take a Meno-pause from your hectic lifestyle. Menopause is an opportunity to take stock of the life you’ve lived, celebrate what brought your joy – and recognise which thoughts, habits and behaviours no longer support your physical and emotional health. Then have the courage to let go of these so that you can transition to the next stage of life feeling lighter, healthier and happier.
You can find out more about Petra’s Menopause Yoga classes and teacher training courses on her website:
https://www.menopause-yoga.com and on Instagram: @Menopause_Yoga
PeriMenoPost talks to Sue Blair of Change_ n_ Thrive and Taming Crazy Podcast.
A fellow Twitter menomate!
Sue is a women's health campaigner, a Nurse and Psychologist, she lives in Okotoks, Canada. A Midlife Consultant/Coach. A fan of pink flamingos!
Sue also co-hosts a podcast with Taming Crazy, she runs a Menopause Cafe in Okotoks, creating more conversations and raising awareness in Canada.
Her background in Nursing and Psychology has helped her passion by helping others to have a fun and positive experience of Perimenopause, menopause and Midlife.
Sue openly discusses her journey with perimenopause and menopause and wants women to be aware and have an understanding of the changes that menopause brings.
A PeriMenoPost real-life interview with a #MenoMate
You can find Sue Blair at her website link here or at social media on Twitter and Instagram.
Twitter - @Change_n_Thrive @TamingCrazy
Instagram - @change_n_thrive @tamingcrazy
Wishing you much success and good health Sue!
It was great to talk with you and discuss all things menopause!
We recorded prior to Corona Virus Pandemic.
To all of our follower's please stay home and stay safe.
PeriMenoPost talks to Sam Palmer of MidlifeMakeover to find out why movement and exercise are so important for helping to alleviate menopause.
Sam discusses her business and her passion to help women in their midlife regain their confidence and to understand what is happening to their bodies during this stage of women's lives.
A trained nurse and now Menopause coach, Sam is on a mission to help as many women to have more understanding and knowledge of what a woman's body is going through, Sam provides;
Online video Menopause coaching
Secret Facebook Group
Fitness and Movement classes
Wishing Sam every success and good luck with MidlifeMakeover!!
You can find Sam;
Facebook - samsmidlifemakeover
Instagram - sampalmermidlifemakeover
A link to the details of Sam's Course
Course details here - https://www.midlifemakeover.co.uk/onlineprogramm
Course programme here -https://www.midlifemakeover.co.uk/courseoutline
If you would like to talk with Sam for a 1:1 discovery call here is the link for you.
Book a discovery call to chat about the course here - https://midlifemakeover.as.me/discoverycall
Sam is offering PeriMenoPost Followers a special discounted code
quote - 8SINVBX.
Since recording the podcast interview things have changed and she is now offering online live interactive fitness classes. This menas that any woman looking for a friendly age appropriate fitness class can sign up and join. Sam is offering a free trial class too - https://goteamup.com/p/1100784-sevenoaks-ladies-joggers/memberships/48590/
During these unprecedented times, PeriMenoPost would like to send a heartfelt message to all our followers and to everyone to stay safe and to stay healthy during the CoronaVirus crisis.
PeriMenoPost recorded this pod prior to the outbreak in January 2020, some offers and events may be subject to change due to the current circumstances of social distancing and lockdown.
PeriMenoPost is not medically trained, we aim to support and empower women with the correct information and support. If you are experiencing serious symptoms of menopause, seek medical help.
Welcome to PeriMenoPost Podcasts.
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PeriMenoPost Podcasts will be discussing with local guest speakers all things perimenopause - menopause for everyone, in the West Kent and East Sussex area of the UK.
Join us for a fun, light-hearted and honest discussion to create a friendly community.
Guest speakers will be taking part in our real-life meno 60 seconds interviews too and offering their own views and advice on how to manage menopause symptoms, all from the hub of PeriMenoPost Hub - the kitchen, along with the two pugs!
So join in the conversation too, lets all break down the taboo of menopause one post at a time.
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Until next week menos - keep smiling